NHS members are held to a high standard of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. If any member falls below these standards, they will be released from the group. Below are the guidelines NHS members are required to follow.
The minimum grade point average allowable is 85%, B, 3.0, or the equivalent standard of excellence.
If a Faculty Council decides to weight grades in recognition of the varying degrees of difficulty of courses of study, this weighting should be accomplished prior to the determination of the cumulative GPA in order to identify all students who have met the scholastic criteria prior to consideration of their leadership, service, and character.
Rules such as "no grade below a B" are not acceptable.
A failing grade is not an acceptable reason to automatically eliminate a student's candidacy.New list item
The student must be resourceful in proposing new problems, applying principles, and making suggestions.
Demonstrate initiative in promoting school activities
Exercise positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals
Contribute ideas that improve the civic life of the school
Be able to delegate responsibilities
Exemplify positive attitude
Inspire positive behavior in others
Demonstrate academic initiative
Successfully hold school offices or positions of responsibility; conduct business effectively and efficiently; demonstrate reliability and dependability
Be a leader in the classroom, at work, and in other school or community activities
Be thoroughly dependable in any responsibility accepted
Be willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude
The student who serves volunteers and provides dependable and well organized assistance, is gladly available, and is willing to sacrifice to offer assistance.
Works well with others and is willing to take on difficult or inconspicuous responsibilities
Cheerfully and enthusiastically renders any requested service to the school
Does committee and staff work without complaint
Participates in some activity outside of school, for example, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, church groups, volunteer services for the elderly, poor, or disadvantaged
Mentors persons in the community or students at other schools
Shows courtesy by assisting visitors, teachers, and students
A student of character takes criticism willingly and accepts recommendations graciously.
Consistently exemplifies desirable qualities of behavior (cheerfulness, friendliness, poise, stability)
Upholds principles of morality and ethics
Cooperates by complying with school regulations concerning property, programs, offices, halls, etc.
Demonstrates the highest standards of honesty and reliability
Regularly shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others
Observes instructions and rules, is punctual, and faithful both inside and outside the classroom
Has powers of concentration, self-discipline, and sustained attention as shown by perseverance and application to studies
Manifests truthfulness in acknowledging obedience to rules, avoiding cheating in written work, and showing unwillingness to profit by the mistakes of others
Actively helps rid the school of bad influences or environment